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2020 Employment Information

Find employment opportunitiesPermanent Fire Jobs (Fire Hire) for 2020 will be open for application October 8 - October 29, 2019. See what positions are being filled on the Flathead National Forest.

** TEMPORARY HIRING UPDATE: Position announcements that were cancelled are now open for application on USAJobs between September 30-October 15.

Applicants who have applied to affected announcements will be contacted and advised to re-apply to the new announcements. New announcements will be advertised starting **September 30–October 15** for those positions that are affected. Please note, the announcement numbers have changed!

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your interest in working for the USDA Forest Service.

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Flathead National Forest. Click here to find out about horseback riding and camping on the forest. Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Trail Conditions Click here to find out more about recreation on our rivers and lakes. Flathead River Condition ReportsClick here to read the regulations in place along the three forks of the Flathead River.Click here to find out how to stay safe by following the regulations while in bear country. Click here to find a map to take on your adventures.Click here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find out more about collecting forest products like mushrooms, berries, and more!Get Involved with Forest ProjectsClick here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Flathead National Forest.









New! Explore Our Interactive Fire History Map

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordFire plays a natural role in the Flathead National Forest and NW Montana ecosystem. It promotes vegetative and wildlife diversity and eliminates heavy fuel accumulations that can lead to catastrophic wildfire if not removed. Natural fires occur about every 5-25 years, and they tend to be low intensity, ground fires that remove woody shrubs. You can now use our interactive map viewer to explore the wildland fire history for the Northern Region of the Forest Service, including the Flathead National Forest. 

3 Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

North Fork of the Flathead River from FordThe Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River. The river and surrounding lands offer recreational opportunities and access to outstanding resources for a variety of public lands users. The CRMP will address the current status of these resources, outline goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities, and create a monitoring strategy and plan to carry forward. Click here to find out more

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